Life is difficult for many people. Now add cold weather and daily living is even harder. You can help by preparing Winter Care Kits for people experiencing homelessness and living in poverty.
Give a person who is vulnerable and often overlooked needed winter items, hygiene products, snacks and treats. Show them that there are people who care.
What To Pack In Your Winter Care Kit?
Select items from the list below to create a Winter Care Kit/s. Each kit does not need to have the exact same things in it. All items should be new and packed into a large clear zip-lock bag or in a reusable tote bag.
Suggested items for your care kits:
- Winter Hat
- Warm Gloves or Mittens
- Hygiene items (deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc. – if including mouthwash please provide alcohol-free mouthwash)
- Store-bought snacks (please avoid peanuts and other major allergens)
- Water bottle
- Small craft or game supplies (such as a deck of cards or note pad and pen)
- A handwritten card or note wishing the recipient well
What To Do Next?
Reach out to Katy Scherer via email or 416-364-8228 x1384 to let us know you are making kits. We can provide you with information about Fred Victor and the community you are helping.
Order items online or through a grocery order and encourage others such as family and friends to help – this is a great way to connect virtually.
When your kits are complete we will arrange a contactless drop off with you.